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Derbid Planthopper

Family Derbidae

Description:

These areTrue Bugs (Hemiptera) and are often known as Rabbit Eared Hoppers due to their typical position of the wings . The Derbid Planthopper prefers the shade of forests where it feeds on palm. Adult derbidae are sap suckers, as nymphs they feed on fungi and mosses.The Derbid Planthopper prefers the shade of forests where it feeds on palm. Adult derbidae are sap suckers, as nymphs they feed on fungi and mosses. Seen at dusk or shortly after nightfall they avoid direct sunlight. Some Derbids leave honey dew deposits on leaves while they are feeding. This blackens the leaf decreasing the amount of photosynthesis on the plant. The bugs also secrete a waxy substance which is thought to aid in holding them on leaves.



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21 Comments

srimanta
srimanta 4 years ago

excellent spotting.... love it... :) Sri

Atul
Atul 5 years ago

Thank you :)

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Really nice one, Atul... and shot from a fabulous angle!

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 5 years ago

Excellent Find Atul!!! This hopper sure looks squint eyed!!! Congrats!!

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Incredible shot

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Congrats Atul! Awesome spotting.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Congratulations Atul.

Atul
Atul 5 years ago

Thank you All for the wonderful comments and SOTW :)

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

This is such a great looking photo! Congratulations on your Spotting of the Week!

Wild Things
Wild Things 5 years ago

Congrats Doc!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Congratulations, Atul!

Seema Swami
Seema Swami 5 years ago

Congrats !

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Congratulations!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Atul!

KarenL
KarenL 5 years ago

Congrats Atul, the Ranger's have chosen your crazy-looking hopper as their Spotting of the Week! Derbid planthoppers are often called “rabbit-eared hoppers” because of the way they typically hold their wings while resting.

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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

Exquisite!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

cool indeed. Is it cross eyed?

Atul
Atul 5 years ago

Thank you stephanielrickman !

Stephanie R.
Stephanie R. 5 years ago

That is one cool photo Atul!

Atul
Atul 5 years ago

Thanks Dilan !

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Nice spotting Atul!!

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 19.88, Long: 72.69

Spotted on Jul 21, 2014
Submitted on Jul 22, 2014

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